Physician–Scientist Residency Track
The physician–scientist residency track of the Internal Medicine Residency program in NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine is an opt-in track that trains internal medicine residents to conduct laboratory-based basic science and patient-oriented research. Residents leave the program prepared for careers as independent investigators in academic medicine.
Residents interested in this track initially matriculate into one of the three-year categorical tracks and are able to apply to this track at the end of their intern year.
Our graduates are poised to be the next generation of physician–scientists at the forefront of biomedical discoveries that improve patient care.
Physician–Scientist Track Details
The physician–scientist residency track is an option for qualified candidates in the Internal Medicine Residency program in the Department of Medicine. Residents receive training for two years, followed by clinical and research training in a fellowship program.
Candidates are required to have an MD degree, and most have an additional advanced degree (such as a PhD, MPH, or MS), as well as significant basic or clinical research experience.
Your first and second postgraduate years, or PGY-1 and PGY-2, consist of 24 months of direct patient care. You have the option of completing your clinical training either before or after the three-year research curriculum. You also participate in seminar series, research presentations, and periodic social gatherings with academic leaders.
To ensure that you become fully immersed in the vibrant research environment at NYU Langone, you are paired with a physician–scientist mentor and meet with a mentoring committee. They monitor your progress, provide research guidance, and offer career advice.
Our program satisfies all American Board of Internal Medicine requirements for internal medicine residency and subspecialty training.
Salary support is provided through the Department of Medicine during PGY-1 through PGY-3, and through the department or division of your subspecialty discipline during the remainder of the program, should you stay at NYU Langone for fellowship training. Research-related expenses are the responsibility of your primary mentor.
You are eligible and encouraged to apply for funding through NYU Langone’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, including pilot project awards, National Institutes of Health KL2 career development grants, and institutional grants.
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